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2010 World Series of Poker

Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better

Day 3 completed

Posted 06-25-2010 03:03 GMT-7
Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
Day 3 completed

Congratulations to Steve Jelinek, Event No. 41 Champion ($245,871)!

Steve Jelinek - Champion!
Steve Jelinek - Champion!

Just over 12 hours after the final day began with 15 players returning to the felt for action, it's all over. Steve Jelinek has emerged as the champion of Event No. 41, capturing the title of this year's $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better champion, the WSOP gold bracelet and a hefty payday of $245,871!

Last year, Jelinik final tabled this very same event where he went on to finish in sixth place. This year, he didn't leave himself too much room for improvement, but he was able to claim the best spot of the five that could beat his performance last year.

John Gottlieb finished in second place and had himself one heck of a run, but couldn't help but feel completely shattered without taking home the win. After the final hand, Gottlieb stared at the two hands from each player and the final board, trying to piece together any scenario which would give him even just a portion of the pot. It wouldn't be though as the cards fell in the favor for Jelinek.

That wraps up our coverage of Event No. 41 as we watch another bracelet winner named at the 2010 WSOP. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Steve Jelinek who took the title.

Don't forget to browse around and check out all the coverage we still have going on of the other WSOP events right here on PokerNews.

John Gottlieb Eliminated in Second Place ($151,884)

John Gottlieb - 2nd Place
John Gottlieb - 2nd Place

Steve Jelinek opened the pot with a 300,000-chip raise and John Gottlieb moved all in. Jelinek called. Although this is a pot-limit event, the rules were once again somewhat tossed out the window as this is how the action occurred.

Showdown
Jelinek: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Gottlieb: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and gave Gottlieb a second-best hand and second place in this tournament for $151,884. He had just 135,000 chips less than Jelinek at the final countdown of the stacks.

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Even Stacks

John Gottlieb
John Gottlieb

John Gottlieb opened the pot with a 200,000-chip raise and Steve Jelinek called.

The flop ran out {7-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn was a {9-Hearts}, Steve fired a 300,000-chip bet and was called.

The river card was a {2-Hearts} and Jelinek check-folded when Gottlieb moved all in.

Jelinek slipped to 2,000,000 and Gottlieb is now up to 1,900,000.

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State of Play

Last level before the break there were a few all-in situations resulting in some double ups and big pots. This level, not so much. The player has slowed significantly and the action is hard to find. Each hand is taking a little bit longer than they did before and it may be due to the players realizing how close they are to a bracelet. Last year, Steve Jelinek came in sixth in this very event and surely won't want to go back-to-back years without capturing the gold.

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